2018/19 FISH OFF DATES
Fisheries are now starting to submit their fish-off dates. As soon as they are provided, the dates will go on the calendar below and then letters will be sent out to all anglers involved soon after. Please give at least a week from seeing the date below to receiving your letter. If you haven’t heard after then, please call/email Samantha Toombs on 01733 395157 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have received your letter can you please call the fishery to confirm whether you are able to attend or not. Please remember this is their business and they cannot afford to close their fishery for the day should they think they have enough anglers, only to find out on the day, they could have kept their lake open for more paying customers, thank you.
As a competitor, you must be aware that you will be subject to normal day ticket prices as set by your qualifying fishery. Please check with your fishery.
Fishing the final at Draycote in October and Thrunton Long Crag in July is free.
Listed below are all the fisheries who have joined the 2019 Troutmasters competition to date.
This page will be updated on a regular basis as and when fisheries join the competition.
To visit the fishery you are interested in, just click on the web address on the right and it will automatically take you straight to their website where you can find out all you need to know:
Aldin Grange Lakes - Durham - www.aldingrangelakes.co.uk
Avington Trout Fishery – Winchester - www.avingtontrout.com
Bessy Beck (Fly & Bait) – Cumbria - www.bessybecktrout.co.uk
Brick Farm Lakes – Herstmonceux - www.brickfarmlakes.co.uk
Blackdyke Trout Fly Fishery – Thotford - www.blackdykefishing.co.uk
Blithfield Anglers - Abbots Bromley - www.blithfield-anglers.co.uk
Bransford Game Fisheries – Worcester - www.bransfordgame.com
Broomhill Fly Fishery – Ayr – Contact: 07711527358
Coltsford Mill – Surrey - www.coltsfordmill-fishery.co.uk
Draycote Trout Fishery – Rugby - www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk
Exe Valley Fishery – Dulverton - www.exevalleyfishery.co.uk
Higham Lake – Northumberland - www.highamlakes.com
Innis Fly Fishery - Nr St Austell - www.innisflyfishery.co.uk
Kilnsey Park Fly Fishery – Skipton - www.kilnseyfishing.co.uk
Kingfisher Trout Lakes – Hereford - www.fisheries.co.uk/kingfisher
Lechlade Trout Fishery – Lechlade - www.lechladetrout.co.uk
Leighton Reservoir – Ripon - www.leightonflyfishing.co.uk
Lenches Lakes - Evesham - www.lencheslakes.co.uk
Loynton Trout Fishery – Stafford - www.loyntontroutfisheries.co.uk
Marston Wyse Trout Farm – York - www.maranlakes.co.uk
Moorhen Trot Fishery - Petersfield - www.moorhentroutfishery.co.uk
Narborough Fisheries - Kings Lynn - www.narfish.co.uk
Patshull Park Fishery – Wolverhampton - www.patshull-park.co.uk
Sharpley Springs Fly Fishery - Co Durham - www.sharpleysprings.blogspot.co.uk
Tavistock Trout Fishery – Tavistock - www.tavistocktroutfishery.co.uk
Tenterden Trout Waters – Tenterden - www.tenterden-trout-waters.co.uk
Thornwood Trout Fishery – Epping - www.thornwoodsprings.com
Thrunton Long Crag Trout Fishery – Alnwick - www.thruntontroutfishery.co.uk
Washburn Valley Fisheries – Harrogate - Contact: 01943 880658
West House Trout Lakes – Bishopton - www.westhouse-troutlakes.co.uk
Westlow Mere – Congleton - www.westlowmere.co.uk
Withern Mill Trout Farm – Alford - www.withernmilltroutfarm.co.uk
Moulin De Chaise Dieu Du Theil - Le Theil - www.moulin-de-chaise-dieu.fr
Achagour Fish Ponds – Nairn - www.achagourfishingponds.co.uk
Alderneuk Fishery – Dumfries - www.alderneukfishery.co.uk
Borland Reservoir (Fly & Bait) – Cumnock - Contact: 07958 279740
Burns Trout Fishery (Fly & Bait) – Tarbolton - Contact: 01292 540214
Carlogie Dam Fishery – Carnoustie - www.carlogie.co.uk
Dunlichity Trout Fishery – Inverness - www.dunlichityhouse.com
Geddes Trout Fishery – Nairn - www.geddestrout-coarsefishery.com
Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery - Newton Stewart – www.glenquickentroutmastersfishery.co.uk
Kailzie Fishery (Fly & Bait) – Peebles - www.kailziefishery.co.uk
Kinross Trout Fishery - Kinross - Call 07376 762057
Lochter Fishery – Inverurie - www.lochter.co.uk
Big Well – Monmouth - www.bigwellflyfishery.co.uk
Elan Valley – Rhayader - www.rhayaderangling.co.uk
Graiglwyd Springs – Bangor - www.graiglwydsprings.co.uk
Llandegla Trout Fishery – Wrexham - www.llandeglafishery.com
Llyn Gwyn – Rhayader - www.rhayaderangling.co.uk
Tan-y-Mynydd Fishery – Abergale - www.tan-y-mynydd.co.uk
Tree Tops Fly Fishery – Wrexham - www.walesselfcatering.co.uk
Tyn-y-Graig Farm – Crynant – Contact 01639 750894
YNYS-Y-FRO Reservoirs - Newport - www.nrffa.co.uk
HOW TO TAKE PART
Anglers can visit any trout fishery within the UK who has joined Trout Fisherman magazine's TROUTMASTERS scheme. There are 100s of waters across the UK who are currently taking part in the scheme, and to see the whole list, click on the link at the bottom of this page.
You will be charged the normal day-ticket cost to fish (rates vary at different fisheries). Once a fish has been caught, fill in the TROUTMASTERS form which should be located in the fishery and then either the fishery or the angler should send the form to the TROUTMASTERS office (freepost - no stamp is required). All details must be filled in on the form, and signed.
Once received at the TROUTMASTERS office, the entry is then added to a database and at the end of each month the top three catches from each fishery is calculated and badges are sent out to the captors of the winning fish. Their details will then be recorded in the next available issue of Trout Fisherman. Look out on the web each month for dates.
All badge winners will be invited to a fish-off from the fishery they won their badge at. This happens from February – May each year. The winners from each fishery then go on to the final. Click below to view TROUTMASTERS Fish-off / Senior & Junior Finals.
Any further questions?
If you have any TROUTMASTERS queries, please contact Samantha Toombs, Troutmasters co-ordinator on 01733 395157 or email email@example.com
RULES & MECHANICS
Troutmasters is the largest trout fishing competition of its type in Europe, anyone from novices to match anglers are welcome to take part.
We have three categories:
JUNIOR - 13 yrs and under
YOUTH - 14 - 17 Years (NEW to 2019)
SENIOR - 18 yrs +
Anyone catching a large trout on any registered Troutmasters Water should be asked if they would like to register for the competition.
At the end of every month, the three entrants who have caught the top three fish at each water will receive a Troutmasters cloth badge.
At the end of the year, all badge holders will be eligible to enter a fish-off at their qualifying water to determine who will represent each water in either the Senior or Junior final.
The 2019 competition will run from 21st December 2018 to 20th December 2019.
Each monthly competition runs from 21st of one month to 20th of the next month.
All official Troutmasters forms must be completed and witnessed by a fishery official and forwarded to Trout Fisherman within five days.
Fishery staff are not eligible to enter the competition.
Anglers can enter fish caught on any method so they can win a badge. But the Senior and Junior finals remain FLY only
The competition is only open to purchasers of day, week or season tickets at registered Troutmasters Waters.
Two separate witnesses are required – one to the catch and one to the weighing. Entries are not valid if these sections are not completed.
If a fish is released alive, it MUST have been witnessed by an official member of the fishery staff, and weighed on an approved scale.
Stillwater Salmon can be entered.
All fish-offs must be policed and run by individual waters. All fisheries will be sent a set of recommended guidelines for running a fish-off.
Fishery managers must notify Trout Fisherman of fish-off winners by the deadline given. Late entries will not be eligible to take part in the final.
Trout Fisherman reserves the right to select the final three badge winners allocated at each final every month. The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Trout Fisherman is at liberty to withdraw any water or angler from the competition – no reason need be given.
Troutmasters Fish-off / Senior & Junior Finals
The Senior Final is at Draycote Water, Monday 7 October 2019
The Junior Final is at Thrunton Long Crag fishery, Saturday & Sunday July 20-21, 2019
Fish-off details will be posted from January 2019 as and when fisheries confirm their dates. The Senior and Junior fish-off’s at each fishery will be held on the same day and classed as two separate competitions. Letters to all qualifiers will be sent out from February 2019 (again when fisheries confirm their date).
Any further questions?
If you have any Troutmasters queries, please contact Samantha Toombs, Troutmasters co-ordinator on 01733 395157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Troutmasters is the premier flyfishing competition in Europe which is now in its 40th year and is a key element in Trout Fisherman’s relationship with its readers. We are keen to get as many anglers young and old included as possible, therefore we are relying on you to encourage ALL your customers to enter – in turn raising the profile of your fishery and generating more angler visits, giving you more revenue.
To help you promote Troutmasters we will send you a sign which can be placed at the front of your fishery to say you are a Troutmasters water. You will also receive posters to be placed inside the fishery along with a form dispenser to go on your counter with entry forms for both seniors and juniors. In return, you’ll get monthly promotion via the Troutmasters listings pages in Trout Fisherman magazine, which is Britain’s biggest stillwater trout publication. And, if you send your reports/news/photos directly to us in the office, you’ll also get coverage on the Troutmasters web pages instantly as well as in the magazine via our Troutmasters news and picture gallery.
Above all, we believe that this year’s competition will enable you to provide additional value, prestige and interest to all of your customers.
(click on the image below to download the joining form)
TIMINGS AND MECHANICS
The 2019 competition will run from 21 December 2018 to 20 December 2019.
Every month, the captors of the three largest fish caught on each designated Troutmasters water will receive a Troutmasters cloth badge and will be eligible to take part in the fish-offs at the end of the competition.
The fish-offs will continue to be held by each Troutmasters water in order to determine who will go through to the Final. These will take place in early 2019 and the finals take place in July for the juniors and October for the seniors.
Although all Troutmasters waters are expected to hold and police their own fish-off, all administration will be co-ordinated from the Trout Fisherman office.
Can we please point out that you must provide a date for a fish-off, even if the anglers don’t want to come to the final they may still want to be involved at the fish-off. All fish-off winners will receive a letter inviting them to the final and will also receive a winner’s certificate.
If you would like to join Troutmasters, please download the form here, fill in the relevant details and send it back to:
Samantha Toombs, Troutmasters 2019, Trout Fisherman, Media House, Lynchwood, PeterboroughPE2 6EA.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Troutmasters office on 01733 395157 or email: email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you.
SENIOR FINAL 2018/19: TBC
JUNIOR FINAL 2018/19: TBC
The fish-off’s for the 2018 badge winners will take place from February 2019 through to May 2019
Previous TROUTMASTERS Winners (HALL OF FAME)
Year won Badge/Year Final held
1986/87 Peter Highfield
1987/88 Jim Nicholls
1988/89 Peter Wolfe
1989/90 Ken Scott
1990/91 Darryl Cottrell
1991 / 92 Nigel Haigh
1992 / 93 David Barker
1993 /94 Raymond Cramp
1994 / 95 Andrew Tamakloe
1995 / 96 David Downie
1996 / 97 William Sheppard
1997 / 98 Keith Bryant
1998 / 99 Matt Donovan
1999 / 00 Graham Pearson
2000 / 01 Phillip Dixon
2001 / 02 Martin Dixon
2002 / 03 Campbell Baird
2003 / 04 Rob Edmunds
2004 / 05 Derek Keenan
2005 / 06 Campbell Baird
2006 / 07 Bob Forsythe
2007 / 08 David Johns
2008 / 09 Darren Booth
2009 / 10 Andrew Scott
2010 / 11 Rob Edmunds
2011 /12 Chris McAllister
2012 / 13 Jim Tuck
2013 / 14 Gareth Tilley
2014 / 15 Steve Cochrane
2015 / 16 Brian Lillie
2016 / 17 Iain Barr
2017 / 18 Anthony Meadows
2008 / 09 Ashley Fenny / Tyler Hay
2009 / 10 Ashley Fenny
2010 / 11 Freddie Kent
2011 / 12 Freddie Kent
2012 / 13 James Foulcer
2013 / 14 Robert Gibson
2014 / 15 Charlie Hix
2015 / 16 Kyle Tully
2016 / 17 Morgan Wyn Jones
2017 / 18 Harrison Douds
ENGLAND YOUTH TROUTMASTERS
2014 / 15 Charlie Hix
2015 / 16 Charlie Hix
The Seniors will go on to fish the Senior Final at Draycote Water on Date to be confirmed
The Juniors will go on to fish the Junior Final at Thrunton Long Crag Trout Fishery on Dates to be confirmed
This page is being updated on a regular basis, as and when the fisheries inform us of their winner(s).
ACCOMMODATION NEAR THRUNTON LONG CRAG TROUT FISHERY
There are a wide variety of types of accommodation in the towns and villages near the fishery.
ROTHBURY – A small pretty market town 7 ½ miles (12 min drive) from the fishery. Shops, Pubs, B&B’s, Restaurants.
Springfield Guest House – www.springfieldguesthouse.co.uk
The Haven House – www.thehavenrothbury.com
The Orchard House – www.orchardhouserothbury.com
There are many other B&B’s and Guest Houses.
WOOLER – A small market town north of the fishery. Shops, pubs restaurants, hotels and B&B’s – 13 miles (18 min drive)
Tilldale House – www.tilldalehouse.co.uk
Millyard House - www.millyardhouse.co.uk
ALNWICK – a thriving market town east of the fishery – shops, pubs, restaurants, Alnwick gardens and castle, hotels and B&B’s- 8 miles (14min drive).
Aln House B&B – www.alnhouse.co.uk 01665602265
Thorncroft B&B – www.thorncroftbandb.co.uk 01665602066
The Hogs Head Inn – www.hogsheadinnalnwick.co.uk 01665606576
MORPETH - a larger market town south of the fishery with a range of facilities. Hotels, B&B’s, Guest Houses, shops and restaurants - 18.5 miles (25 mins drive).
PUBS WITH ROOMS
The Queens Head – www.queensheadrothbury.com – distance as above -7 1/2miles (12 min drive)
Anglers Arms – Weldon Bridge near Longframlington south of the fishery- 8miles (12 min drive) www.anglersarms.com
The Granby Inn and Restaurant – in Longframlington -7 miles south of the fishery (11 min drive) www.thegranbyinn.co.uk
Cook and Barker – Newton on The Moor– 12 miles South of the fishery (16 mins drive) www.cookandbarkerinn.co.uk
The Shoulder of Mutton – Longhorsley – 12 miles south of the fishery (17 mins drive) www.shoulderofmuttonpub.com
The Red Lion Inn – Milfield - A small village North of Wooler 18.5 miles from the fishery (25 mins drive) Popular with our anglers.
www.redlionmilfield.co.uk 01668 216224
GLANTON – a very small village 3 miles north of the fishery (6 min drive)
The Queens Head pub – has some large self-catering accommodation available on one floor above the pub– sleeps up to 11 people.
Lisa Chisholm – Tel -01665578324
Unfortunately, we have no camping facilities at the fishery. The nearest sites are –
River Breamish Caravan Club – Powburn. Open to members and non-members. Limited tent pitches available. www.caravanclub.co.uk
Tel -01665578320 - 5 miles (10 mins drive).
Riverside Leisure Park -Wooler – Lodges and Caravans (static) and camping pods. www.riverside-wooler.co.uk Tel: 01668281447- 13 miles (18 min drive)
Alnwick Rugby Club – Caravans, motor homes and tents. www.ukcampsite.co.uk Tel: 01665602342 - 8 miles (14 min drive).
Highburn House Country Holiday Park -Wooler - Camping and Caravans. Tel: 01668281344 - 13miles (18 min drive)
Snitter Farm – caravans, tents and motor homes- Camping and caravan club members only. Tel: 01669620216. 10 miles (20 mins drive)
Budle Bay campsite – Warren Mill. Touring and camping, Eco- huts and bunk houses. 25 miles (36 min drive) www.budlebaycampsite.co.uk Tel: 01665214598
Dunstan Hill Camping and caravanning club site www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk Tel - 01665576310
Managers – Bob and Sheena Danby. 16.5 miles (29 min drive)
If you need any help, or have any queries please ring us at the fishery.
THRUNTON LONG CRAG TROUT FISHERY 01665574400
ACCOMMODATION NEAR DRAYCOTE TROUT FISHERY
Please find a list of local places to stay below:
When booking, please mention that you are fly fishing at Draycote as some may provide accommodation at a:- Draycote Water Angler rate.
The Draycote Hotel & Whitefields Golf Course
For the visiting angler they offer: Freezer Facility for your catch, Drying room for wet clothing & Free Wifi.
Telephone: 01788 521800
The Courtyard B&B (4*)
Telephone: 01788 810540
The Dun Cow Vintage Inn, Dunchurch
Telephone: 01788 810305
Rugby Dunchurch Hotel (Travelodge)
Telephone: 0871 984 6099
Dunchurch Park Hotel
Telephone: 01788 810656
Napton Fields Holiday Cottages
Tel: 01926 259787 / 07749508347 Rita
Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast and Stabling
Tel 01788 522982/07581784532